Drawing upon both physical and neuro power, Lee’s devastating one-inch punch involved substantially more than arm strength. It was achieved through the fluid teamwork of every body part. It was his feet. It was hips and arms. It was even his brain. In several milliseconds, a spark of kinetic energy ignited in Lee’s feet and surged through his core to his limbs before its eventual release.
Every bodily jerk has an apex of force. To not only maximize on that force — but to augment it — Lee perfectly synchronizes his movements, one after the other, linking them like boxcars on a train. To be sure, countless muscle men have been stronger than Lee, but few, if any, could deliver more more power than Lee with just one inch.
What makes the difference? Lee’s brain.
Or, one might argue, Lee’s mind.
The full article is well worth the read.
(via It’s Okay To Be Smart)
“The most important thing about art is to work. Nothing else matters except sitting down every day and trying.”
Steven Pressfield, from War of Art.
I’m gonna stop quoting it on here (for now) as I I highly suggest you pick it up and give it a read yourself, Reading Rainbow-style. That said, big thanks to kellysue for suggesting it on her earlier Tumblr post I added a few reading suggestions to. It’s already been a hugely productive, inspiring read.
(via joekeatinge) ——————————————— Many of you readers of Kabuki remember Akemi quoting from and recommending this book and citing the author in KABUKI: The Alchemy. I highly recommend it. It will motivate you and put your creative efforts in practical context. I also recommend THE ALCHEMY for similar reasons. (via drdavidmrmack)
my brother fucking sent me this picture and said “remember… who you are…”
IVE REBLOGGED THIS LIKE THREE TIMES AND ONLY NOW AM I SEEING THE FUCKING LION
This is cool af
am i the only one who sees a dolphin
“I was going to say I saw a duckie and a horsie but I changed my mind.” 🙂
LITTLE GIRLS ARE BETTER AT DESIGNING SUPERHEROES THAN YOU, SAYS ALEXANDRA LAW
By Betty Felon
In efforts to showcase the design sensibilities of young aspiring superheroes, artist Alexandria Law created Little Girls Are Better At Designing Superheroes Than You, an art project wherein superheroes are illustrated and redesigned based on superheroic costumes worn by young girls. Law’s project features submitted photos of little girls donning costumes based off of both licensed superheroes and original characters alongside illustrated interpretations of the look “in action,” providing a fresh look on heroic aesthetics. From an incredibly wearable Wonder Woman dress with killer boots to chic, simplified adjustments to Power Girl and Huntress, these little heroines manage to embody the spirit of their idols while adding inventive style and flair; a skill that many comic professionals still struggle to master.